Game Over Trailer Review: Taapsee Pannu Packs a Punch
Game Over Trailer Review: Taapsee Pannu steals the show in the trailer and will possibly do so in the film too
I really like Tapsee Pannu. In person and on screen, she communicates a refreshing lack of melodrama in her personality. I am pretty sure if Tapsee is caught in a road accident she won’t rant and scream but quickly take charge and ensure everything moves without delay.
When I heard the concept of her new film Game Over where she plays the hero (Tapsee humbly disagrees, she says the script is the hero) it stuck me as a one-woman show. And though there’s a mother-figure hovering anxiously in the eerie frames, it is Tapsee all the way as she goes from selfassured single woman to paranoid wreck within the course of a few minutes.
It’s a stylishly-cut trailer like none other. Breathless , wheezing with tension, as Tapsee is shown to be pursued by an unknown assailant which could be a figment of her imagination. Like Sunny Leone’s stardom. Or Vivek Oberoi’s gravitas.
This year barring Manikarnika we haven’t really had any film of stature with a female hero in the lead. Game Over shows Tapsee beating Bollywood’s big boys at their own game.She is athletic agile, kinetic and constantly alert as the world around her character spins out of shape.
After seeing the trailer I am convinced Tapsee can shoulder a film without a male hero’s help. Naam Shabana which was her show all the way brought in Akshay Kumar to hold her hand—literally!—and walk her through the mayhem in slow motion.
In Game Over Tapsee seems to deal with her own trauma on her own, and quite well, thank you. The film in three languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu releases a week after Bharat. By then we should be ready for a ‘Bharti’ . Tapsee's last release Badlaa where she played the central character made a huge profit for producer Shah Rukh Khan.
A significant detail in an industry where one is as good as one’s last hit.
Watch the trailer here...